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Share the deals & questions 10/2

Posted October 2, 2012

Polka dot piggy bank

 

 

Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it! 

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

 

 

 

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  • Nancy Oct 2, 2012

    Faye - sewing is going very well! 160 reversible polar fleece headbands (wide enough to cover ears), over 100 hats and other things made. Splitting with fundraiser at the church I was baptized in up in NY :) I "live" in my sewing room LOL

  • thesherman96 Oct 2, 2012

    How long can you keep milk frozen? Is there a different length of time for milk in a jug vs carton?

  • cmmassengill Oct 2, 2012

    When/where is the best time to buy Halloween candy? Is it usually better to wait until the week before or of to buy?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 2, 2012

    Nancy - those sound great! Thank you for sharing! How is all your sewing going?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 2, 2012

    Nakabi - you can add the savingstar Amazon gc's to your Amazon account and keep them there until you are ready to use them.

  • Nancy Oct 2, 2012

    The reason my cost is so low, I bought the bacon for 99 cents/lb and the potatoes were from a deal long ago and I parboiled, diced and froze those, rotel on sale, diced tomatoes on sale, cheese of course on sale as well :)

    These could be made with whatever you want in them! One mess and done! I think I'll have to hit HT one more time for some more eggs tonight - I'll probably do this again, maybe use chicken sausage instead of bacon (got a great deal on marked down today at HT!) and perhaps more veggies - hhhmmmm

  • Nancy Oct 2, 2012

    RECIPE ALERT :) Ok, with the great deal on HT eggs for 99 cents, I came across this idea from Hot Coupon World.

    Breakfast burritos in BULK style preparation (then freeze for quick breakfast) I bought the 10" (10 pack) flour tortillas for 99 cent (bought three packages) This makes 30 breakfast burritos

    Cooked 2 lbs bacon and crumbled; cooked up diced potatoes (about 3 large potatoes); cooked up chopped onion (2 large); one can diced tomatoes and one can rotel; then added 2 dozen eggs whipped to all of that. Cooked thoroughly.

    In a pan on low heat, toss in your tortillas to warm them for easier wrapping, I took the one off the bottom of the pile each time - after adding the mix, sprinkle with shredded cheese and wrap them up.

    I vacuum sealed two to a bag and tossed them in the freezer.

    Cost - less than 25 cents each :)

  • nakabi Oct 2, 2012

    Thanks Faye! I vaguely remember doing something like this a few months or so ago, but I forgot about it. When you add the credits to an amazon account, do they ever expire or could I wait to use them later?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 2, 2012

    Nakabi - here is a link to the article I wrote about how savingstar.com works:

    http://www.wral.com/5onyourside/smartshopper/blogpost/9586015/

    Maybe you signed up a while ago. If you are earning savingstar credit, someone added the digital coupons to your account.

    You register your store reward cards and then load digital coupons to your store reward card to earn. What is unique about this program is that the coupon discount does not come off at the register. The savings are added to your SavingStar account and when it reaches $5, you can cash the savings in for a gift card. You can choose to receive an Amazon gift card, have the money deposited into your Paypal account or checking account or donate it to AmericanForests.org.

    Participating stores in our area include CVS, Rite Aid, Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Kroger. They also have iPhone and Android apps available.

    You can also use manufacturer & store coupons at the register & still get the savingstar credit.

  • nakabi Oct 2, 2012

    Faye-can you explain how savingstar works? I was emailed and told that I have $3.25 in my account, but I don't even remember ever signing up for it. (should I be worried that I'm 29 and don't remember signing up for somethign like this? oh oh)

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